April 1965

Volume 16
Issue 3

Features 

Or, How to Write a Smash Hit the First Time You Try

Had there been a Warren Commission exactly a century ago, when Abraham Lincoln was shot, its report might have read like the somber, moving, and impressively researched book from which the following narrative is taken

The furnaces were cooled, and Carnegie’s great steel plant stood empty—but dawn would bring one of the bloodiest labor-management struggles in U.S. history

On a government surveying party in the Pacific Northwest eighty-five years ago, nothing was more valuable than a sense of humor. Topographer Alfred Downing had one that happily showed in his sketches

To become a successful local hero, get a good biographer and outlive your detractors

"My God, it talks!” said the Emperor of Brazil. So the new invention did—but not until Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant had solved some brain racking problems

April 1965

Departments 

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY